A complete listing of open projects funded by the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative at the University of Cambridge, the OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre and the Biomaker Challenge.
Biomaker Challenge Projects
A XOD node for the Bosch BNO055 9-axis absolute orientation sensor
Simple GPS modules
Automating the output of genetic circuits using light adjustable promoter systems.
Nodes for accessible urban farming science: easy study of plant growth in limited spaces
Aquaneers: a full suite of monitoring sensors and actuation tools for aquariums
Fully automated optimal home grow chamber
Ultrasonic hydrometer for remote monitoring of beer fermentation
Facile optical measurement of real time liquid microbial growth
Fluorescent seed sorter
Menu-driven user-interface construction tool for XOD
OpenPlant Fund Projects
December 2017 (projects 51-61)
Focus Stacking for Teaching and Publication in Plant Sciences
Actin visualization: to disclose mechanisms of host cell reorganisation during interactions with microbes
Comparative analysis of cell free and in planta protein synthesis systems
Cell-free proteins synthesis as a resource for generating plant proteins
R for Proteomics' training proposal
Towards an efficient transformation system for legumes
Open-Cell: An Open-Source 3D Printable System for High-Throughput Cell-Free Screening
Development of open source camera trap powered by plant microbial fuel cell (pMFC)
Open Source Resources for Teaching Synthetic Biology in Low-Resource Settings
Design of synthetic plant and mammal gene regulatory networks using nonparametric Bayesian approaches
Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory Training Workshop and the UK-Africa Food Security Symposium
July 2017 (projects 40-50)
December 2016 (projects 30-39)
Ambient temperature preservation of cell-free TX-TL reagents for use in synthetic biology
Developing teaching resources for rapid, open and combinatorial genetic circuit fabrication in cell-free systems.
Developing Cell-Free Genetic Circuits and their Electronic Counterparts as Educational Tools for SynBio Students.
January 2016 (projects 17-29)
Environmental sensor networks based on plant electrical signalling.
Co-lab OpenPlant - interdisciplinary workshops of science art and design
Synthetic Biology for Schools: A multidisciplinary approach
July 2015 (projects 1-16)
SynBio Fund Projects
November 2015 (projects 10-21)
SynBio Student Society
SynBioHub: Patent information system for synthetic biology
Synthesis of novel optimised lux reporters for eukaryotic systems
CamOptimus: Self-contained user-friendly multi-parameter optimisation platform for non-specialist experimental biologists
Reliable IP-free system for inter-chassis transfer of the high molecular weight DNA
A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
Interactive web-based software tool for biological circuit design (Extension plan)
Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation
CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose
Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
March 2015 (projects 1-9)
Engineering of self cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer.
3D printed microscope
Interactive web based software for genetic circuit design
Novel bioluminescent reporters
Flexible, low cost, live cell imaging platform
Faster engineering of cyanobacteria
Finding new recombinases
The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria